Murder of the President--Its Causes and Lessons

Title

Murder of the President--Its Causes and Lessons

Subject

Copperheads

Description

"The spirit of the Copperhead party. This is what did the deed"--the assassination of Lincoln. The article is part of the paper's campaign for the election of Arthur A. Denny as territorial representative and a Unionist ticket. It appeals to loyal Democrats to "note where the party that claims you is drifting" i.e., toward copperheadism.
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The paper also has seven planks of "The Union Platform" of April 4, 1865-- gladness that the war is about won, belief that the Union soldiers did not die in vain, "a warm and hearty support" of the national government, approval of the 13th Amendment, opposition to "the pernicious doctrine of State Sovereignty" and support of the Unionist ticket.

Also, on p. 2 is a news story, "The Speaking at Port Madison" reporting a warm reception to speeches by unionist candidates Denny and Garfield.

Abstract

Argues that the Copperheads of the Democratic Party are collectively responsible for the assassination of President Lincoln.

Creator

unknown

Source

Seattle Weekly Gazette

Publisher

Seattle, WA: J.R. Watson

Date Issued

1865-05-11

References

Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Medium

Web

Type

article

Bibliographic Citation

Vol 1, iss. 52, p. 2, col. A, B

Temporal Coverage

1865

Provenance

Washington State Archives

URL

www.sos.wa.gov/history/newspapers.aspx

Start Page

2

End Page

2